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San Juan Puerto Rico
By Edition On Thursday, April 7th, 2016

Puerto Rico lawmakers approve moratorium on loan repayments

SAN JUAN – Early Wednesday morning, Puerto Rico’s House of Representatives approved a bill imposing a moratorium on servicing the US territory’s massive $70 billion debt. The Senate approved the bill More...

By Edition On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

Personal conflicts obstruct FBI investigation into Puerto Rico fraud

SAN JUAN – The ongoing controversy over Puerto Rico’s insolvency and efforts to enlist congressional support for legal bankruptcy protection for the US territory have resulted in fingers being pointed at More...

Happy Family Portrait
By Edition On Monday, March 21st, 2016

Puerto Ricans are the Caribbean’s happiest people, says latest world report

NEW YORK – As if in defiance of a ruined economy and rising unemployment, Puerto Ricans have emerged the happiest people in the Caribbean, according to the 2016 World Happiness Report. The US island territory More...

By Edition On Wednesday, March 9th, 2016

Dominican Republic migrants intercepted heading towards Puerto Rico

AGUADILLA, Puerto Rico – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Air and Marine Operations (AMO), working jointly with the US Coast Guard, intercepted a makeshift wooden vessel on Saturday with 25 undocumented More...

By Edition On Monday, February 22nd, 2016

JetBlue stop flights between Sint Martin and San Juan

PHILLIPSBURG – The US budget airline JetBlue recently announced that the route between St. Maarten and San Juan, capital of Puerto Rico, will be stopped. This is because the flights are not sufficiently occupied. More...

By Edition On Thursday, February 11th, 2016

Puerto Rico authorities seize more than $1.6 million in counterfeit merchandise

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – US Customs and Border Protection (CBP) San Juan Field Operations announced on Wednesday the seizure of nearly 10,000 counterfeit products, valued at more than $1.6 million at the Luis More...

Puerto Rico
By Edition On Wednesday, January 13th, 2016

Cash crunch threatens to cut off gas and electricity supplies in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – Puerto Rico’s cash-strapped government and some institutions face a worsening cash crunch that threatens to cut off their access to gasoline and electricity amid the island’s economic More...

By Edition On Monday, January 4th, 2016

CDC issues travel warning as Zika virus reported in Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN – The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have issued a travel warning following the first reported case of Zika virus in Puerto Rico. The outbreak of the mosquito-borne virus began in More...

San Juan Puerto Rico
By Edition On Friday, October 23rd, 2015

US Treasury pushes unprecedented bankruptcy plan for Puerto Rico

WASHINGTON, USA — At Thursday’s US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing, Puerto Rican Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla and Antonio Weiss of the US Treasury Department asked Congress for More...

By Edition On Wednesday, August 12th, 2015

Thousands of Puerto Rican households limited to water twice weekly as drought continues

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico – As one of the worst droughts in Puerto Rico’s history drags on, the government has ramped-up water rationing, limiting hundreds of thousands of households in the San Juan metropolitan More...